A list of the best satire movies ever made, ranked by film fans' votes. This list is ordered by popularity, so only the greatest satires are at the top of the list. If there are any great films you think we missed, please feel free to add them yourself.
Satirical movies take a familiar story or genre and make fun of it by imitating it. Satire films are a staple of comedy and can also provide powerful social commentary when done well. The best satire movies use this technique subtly and don't hit you over the head with it, but still make their point (although some comedies, like MacGruber, are funny because they are so over-the-top.)
If you are looking for satire examples in movies, you've found a great starting point with this list, as these are the most famous satirical movies of all time, many of which are streaming on Amazon Prime and Netflix, so use it to find some movies that you haven't seen already if you're a fan of the genre.
Which of these movies belongs at the top of the list? Kung Fu Hustle? Cry-Baby? Or perhaps you're more of a fan of Leprechaun and Pizza Man. Whichever it is, this list answers the questions, "What are the best satire movies?" and "What is the greatest satirical movie of all time?"
Various bits of information are included with these popular satire movies, such as who directed them, when they were released, and who starred in the films. So whether you're watching these movies on DVD, Blu-ray or streaming, these are some good satirical movies to enjoy.
Directed by: Stanley KubrickDr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, more commonly known as... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: David FincherFight Club is a 1999 film based on the 1996 novel of the same name by Chuck Palahniuk. The... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Orson WellesThe Other Side of the Wind is a 2018 film directed by Orson Welles, shot between 1970 and... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Mike JudgeIdiocracy is a 2006 American satirical science fiction comedy film directed by Mike Judge and... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Sidney LumetNetwork is a 1976 American satirical film written by Paddy Chayefsky and directed by Sidney... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Edgar WrightHot Fuzz is a 2007 British action comedy parody film directed by Edgar Wright, written by... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Andrew StantonWALL-E is a 2008 American computer-animated science-fiction comedy film produced by Pixar... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Charlie ChaplinModern Times is a 1936 comedy film written and directed by Charlie Chaplin in which his iconic... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: David S. WardMajor League is a 1989 American sports comedy film written and directed by David S. Ward,... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Sebastián SilvaTyrel is a 2018 American drama film directed by Sebastián Silva. Tyler (Jason Mitchell), a... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Paul VerhoevenStarship Troopers is a 1997 American military science fiction action film directed by Paul... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Billy WilderSunset Boulevard—stylized onscreen as SUNSET BLVD.—is a 1950 American film noir directed and... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Tom SaviniThis film is a 1990 American horror film directed by Tom Savini and starring Tony Todd,... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Robert Rodriguez, Sarah KellyFrom Dusk till Dawn is a 1996 American horror-crime thriller film directed by Robert Rodriguez... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Lindsay Andersonif.... is a 1968 British drama film produced and directed by Lindsay Anderson satirising... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Stephen ChowKung Fu Hustle is a Hong Kong-Chinese action comedy martial arts film. It was directed,... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: John Boulting, Roy BoultingI'm All Right Jack is a 1959 British comedy film directed and produced by John and Roy... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Tim RobbinsBob Roberts is a 1992 satirical mockumentary film written, directed by and starring Tim... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Todd Strauss-SchulsonIsn't It Romantic is a 2019 American romantic comedy film directed by Todd Strauss-Schulson.... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Robert AltmanThe Player is a 1992 American satirical film directed by Robert Altman from a screenplay by... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Billy WilderOne, Two, Three is a 1961 American comedy film directed by Billy Wilder and written by Wilder... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Quentin DupieuxRubber is a 2010 film written and directed by Quentin Dupieux. His latest feature is Rubber, a... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Warren BeattyBulworth is a 1998 American political comedy film co-written, co-produced, directed by, and... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Todd SolondzStorytelling is a 2001 American comedy-drama film written and directed by Todd Solondz. It... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Albert BrooksLost in America is a 1985 comedy film directed by Albert Brooks and co-written by Brooks with... more on Wikipedia